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Aldea de Tulor, San Pedro de Atacama

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Take a step back in time to the mesolithic era at Aldea de Tulor, an archeological site that has unveiled a settlement dating back to between 800 CE and 1,200 CE. The remains of the ancient village take the form of boreholes--circular clay walls made to collect water. Through the study of the rock layers archeologists were able to determine that the civilization disappeared due to drought. Artifacts found on the site include human and animal bones, ceramic, carbon, seashells, and rocks. Reproductions of houses help visitors fully appreciate what the village once looked like. Add Aldea de Tulor and other attractions to your San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary using our San Pedro de Atacama vacation generator.
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  • They should definitely visit this place, apart from the beautiful places that exist in San Pedro de Atacama, tulor village is history of the ancestors and origin of San Pedro de Atacama. Before you begin to know else I recommend visiting tulor village in order to understand the origin of everything. Beautiful place, steeped in history and mystical. The excellent tour guide, with much information on the history and the origins of San Pedro de Atacama. I recommend without doubt and congratulations to the staff who work there. 1000% preferred
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  • It is located very near the city, 20 minutes by car, as can do it by bike, persons having charge to give you the information really is very cultured, is worthwhile. I recommend it! In photo Deputy van values in national currency for the entry to the venue.
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  • We arrived at the rental car. It is not more than 20 minutes from San Pedro. The best of the visit was the explanation of the guide of the place. Very interesting! It is in our interest, we ended up doing lots of questions, which replied excited. There is a reconstructed house, and then the ruins of this town of 800 years BC are.
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  • This is a well maintained excavated site very close to San Pedro de Atacama. Not sure if the tours take them, but it is easily accessible by car, and a bit long, but accessible by bicycles. The guide knew her stuff, and she explained the things quite well (I'm not sure they have English guides though). We ended up learning quite a bit about region and the Atacamañan people, and not just the site itself. I'd highly recommend this place, especially if you like to know the anthropological history of places.
  • It's 7k from the town square. It's got its beauty but it's not a must see if you're not that much into archeology.
  • A simple but interesting place to visit nearby the town if you like archaeology. You can access by foot, car o bike.
  • Lovely park with interpreter's center at Atacameno archaeological site.
  • It's OK, but I think I'll rather spend my time somewhere else

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As the stepping-stone to the nearby national reserve, San Pedro de Atacama offers an impressive range of hotels and guesthouses. Despite the big selection, prices remain relatively high throughout the year due to the town's status as northern Chile's tourist hub. At the peak of the summer season (late December to late March), some budget-friendly hostels even require single travelers to share a room with another guest. If you wish to avoid that, look into one of the hotels, many of which cluster around the town's central area and line the main street.
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